Wednesday, January 03, 2018


Durham Distillery, the name behind the popular Durham Gin and Durham Vodka brands, has announced that it will start production of its first whisky later this year.

The North East of England based, small-batch craft distillery plans a relocation to Durham’s city centre as part of an expansion, where the initial and future batches of Durham Whisky will be created.

Durham Distillery Owner: Jon Chadwick

Already widely known for its gin and vodka products, which launched in 2014 and are stocked in the likes of Fenwick Food Hall and Majestic Wines stores across the UK, distillery owner Jon Chadwick and Head Distiller Jessica Tomlinson are eager to reach this next milestone for Durham Distillery following its rapid growth.

Commenting on the news, Jon Chadwick, said: “We are gearing up for what will be a huge year for the business, moving from the outskirts of Durham to a larger city centre premises to begin producing the first whisky to be made in this region, alongside increased production of our gin and vodka.”

He went onto say: “Our new home will not only give us additional operations and storage capacity, but will enable us to become a visitor destination. The aim is to host guided tours daily, as well as private functions and corporate events, in addition to being a welcome space for local people to enjoy as a meeting place. I realised my dream when Durham Distillery was founded in 2014, and to see it go from strength to strength with significant growth plans on the horizon is fantastic.”

Durham Distillery, has also released a teaser video to mark the year when it will start production of the first whisky to be distilled in the North East of England:

Those keen to be part of whisky history can now sign up via the website to reserve a Founder’s Cask from the first whisky run, as well as cases or bottles, which will be ready to drink in 2021.

Posted by Steve Rush